CLAT and CLAT LLM Exams Previous Year Question Papers

About Exam


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised test for admission to 21 National Law Universities in India. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes are also eligible to use these scores. The test is conducted by the 21 participating law schools in rotation, in the order of their establishment

Exam Pattern


CLAT UG Exam pattern

Maximum Marks200
Duration2 Hours
Number of Questions200 Questions ( Multiple choice)
Negative Marking0.25 for wrong answer

CLAT UG Subject wise marks

English Including Comprehension40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics(Numerical Ability)20 Marks
Legal Aptitude50 Marks
Logical Reasoning40 Marks

CLAT PG Exam pattern

Maximum Marks150
Duration2 hrs
No of Questions100  ( multiple choice)
Negative marks0.25 for each wrong answer

CLAT PG Subject wise marks

Constitutional Law40 Marks
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law,
 International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence
60 Marks



Eligibility


UG Programme

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2019.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    i. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCIcategories
    ii. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2019 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    i.Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2019 exam;
    ii.Higher age;
    iii. Computerised draw of lots.

PG Programme

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty five percent (55%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2019 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2019.

Syllabus


 CLAT UG Programme 

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English including comprehension:

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics:

This section will test the candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.

Legal Aptitude:

This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning:

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


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